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Discover the sweetness of the TEEJ festival with us!

It’s that time of the year when the enthusiasm and happiness of Teej are in the air! the festive fervor can be felt everywhere. Fasting followed by feasting is a part of most Indian festivals, but unlike other festivals, Teej is also about bonding over some good food. Interestingly, You can’t imagine Teej without mentioning its culinary quintessence- Ghewar! The festival of Teej is simply incomplete without this traditional plate-sized sweet. But have you ever thought about why Ghewar is so popular and what made it an essential part of this festival?

There’s no denying the fact that Ghewar is absolutely delicious and its sweet yet creamy texture dipped in sugar syrup, topped with nuts, and Kesar can add sweetness to any occasion, but what makes it just an inseparable part of Teej will leave you pondering! We delivered the best Ghewar in Varanasi only at Sri Annapurna sweet Shop.

Read on to know more about this delicious sweet.

Why is Teej celebrated?

According to the Hindu timetable, Teej is celebrated in colorful corridor of North Indian states, especially in Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. This three-day jubilee marks the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and symbolizes an ideal marriage. Teej is celebrated by wedded couples where the women seek blessing for the long life of her hubby and the well-being of her children and family. Teej holds utmost significance for wedded couples as it’s believed that celebrating this jubilee will bring prosperity and happiness to their relationship.
On this special occasion, women dress up beautifully in green attire, and traditional jewelry, apply mehndi, and get ready to celebrate the jubilee with friends and family.The cultural festivity isn’t completed without traditional dance, folk song, and ta steful Ghewar.

On this special occasion, women dress up beautifully in green attire, and traditional jewelry, apply mehndi, and get ready to celebrate the festival with friends and family. The cultural celebration isn’t completed without traditional dance, folk song, and delectable Ghewar.

Why is Ghewar an inseparable part of Hariyali Teej?

The quintessential part of the Teej festival is the honeycomb-shaped Ghewar, which is a deep-fried scrumptious Rajasthani delicacy. Ghewar holds traditional and cultural importance and is an irreplaceable part of the Teej festival. Ghewar is only available during the rainy season to prepare this dessert drenched with ghee and sugar syrup, you need moist, humid weather which will provide the right sponginess to the sweet.

The monsoons are the perfect time to indulge in this delicious dessert. You can prepare this rich dessert by using maida, desi ghee sugar syrup, milk, saffron, dry fruits, and varak. Also, add topping as per your liking. Rabri, malai,  and mawa are some of the common Ghewar varieties you will find. Eating Ghewar on Teej is also associated with Ayurvedic practices of Vata and Pitta. The dehydrated climatic conditions cause acidity and restlessness. Consuming the sweet made out of ghee Ghewar provides relief and calms your body from within. Although, Ghewar is filled with calories but having some of these mouth-watering traditional desserts won’t harm you in any way. Therefore, try this sweet delicacy at home and flaunt your culinary skills during this festive season.

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